At the Wellness Center, we believe a healthy mind and body is essential for academic achievement. Our caring staff is trained to provide crisis intervention, assessment, support and referrals to students in need of mental health and wellness services. Students learn healthy lifestyle choices and strategies to resolve many of the academic, relational, social, and emotional concerns. Our goal is to facilitate students' personal development to effectively deal with the experiences of living, growing and learning.
The five main areas of the Wellness Center are:
Students typically face more real life issues and have less resources and time to handle them skillfully. Often, faculty and staff are the first individuals students turn to in times of crisis. Your role can be a positive and crucial one in identifying students who are in distress. Knowing where to send a student for help with personal problems, how to defuse a disruptive classroom situation and what words to use when expressing your concern for students in distress is crucial and empowering at these times.If you believe a student is “at risk” and could benefit from seeing a counselor, please refer them to the Wellness Center.Wellness CenterRoom C249WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu718-482-5471, option 2*after hours, press option #1 to connect to our After Hours hotline where you can speak to a licensed mental health clinicianEmergency?If student show signs of psychological or emotional distress, call Wellness Center hotline Ext. 4444If student is a danger to self and others, call Public Safety at Ext. 5555Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 8PM Friday 9AM – 5PM
Wellness counselors help students develop the skills needed to overcome personal problems that are interfering with their academic progress. Some of the personal issues students seek counseling are: family issues/conflicts, drug and alcohol related problems, sexual concerns, self-confidence, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, developing a sense of identity, and loss and bereavement. Students receive personal counseling services through individual short-term counseling sessions, and counselors may make referrals to outside agencies when necessary. Information shared with the Wellness Center is confidential unless the situation warrants disclosure.
Students can meet with counselors in the following ways:Walk-In Counseling: Walk-in counseling allows students an opportunity to speak with a counselor on a drop-in basis. These sessions are designed to be brief in duration. If the issue requires more time, an individual counseling appointment is scheduled. Individual Counseling: Individual counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment and provide time for a more in-depth discussion of the student’s issues. A “Walk-In” Counselor and “Crisis” Counselor is available daily to meet with students that need immediate assistance. If a student is experiencing any issues that are interfering with their personal or academic progress, students can contact the Wellness Center (Room C249) at 718-482-5471, option 2 or WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu.
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